Gov. John Kasich

Ousted Ohio regulator says he want to keep job

Source: 
The Columbus Dispatch

George Elmaraghy, the Ohio EPA water regulator forced out by Gov. John Kasich, said he wants to stay on the job and was threatened with termination if he did not sign a retirement notice, The Columbus Dispatch reports.

Green groups seek answers on Ohio regulator's exit

Source: 
WOSU

Environmental groups are seeking more information on Ohio Gov. John Kasich's ouster of long-time Ohio EPA official George Elmaraghy, WOSU reports.

Ohio water chief to step down after Kasich request

Source: 
The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency surface water chief George Elmaraghy will resign in September after Gov. John Kasich asked him to step down, The Columbus Dispatch reports.

Oil

Ohio data: Shale sees higher profits, limited job growth

Source: 
Reuters
An analysis of Ohio employment data and other research shows expanded shale drilling has increased industry profits but has made a limited impact on job creation, Reuters reports.

Kasich pushing oil tax increase in Ohio

Source: 
The Associated Press
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is attempting to gather support for an oil-and-gas tax increase by offering 25 percent of proceeds to Appalachian areas, The Associated Press reports.

Ohio reconsidering renewable energy standard for utilities

Source: 
The Associated Press
Lawmakers in Ohio are preparing for a legislative battle over whether or not the state will abandon its renewable energy mandates for utilities, The Associated Press reports.

Ohio environmental group cites church in push to uphold state efficiency rules

Source: 
The Columbus Dispatch

The group Environment Ohio visited a church with an energy-efficient lighting system that has saved thousands of dollars as part of its effort to press lawmakers to maintain current standards for renewable energy and efficiency, The Columbus Dispatch reports.

Ohio regulator has links to group that opposes renewable energy

Source: 
The Associated Press

Todd Snitchler, chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, was the keynote speaker at a 2011 meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a group that opposes renewable energy requirements. Snitchler recently opposed plans for a solar farm in his state, The Associated Press reports.

Ohio utility chief attacks renewables on Twitter

Source: 
The Columbus Dispatch
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Chairman Todd Snitchler has been a frequent critic of renewable energy on his Twitter feed, sharing no positive thoughts in more than 1,000 tweets from the past year. Snitchler and his agency ruled against a new solar-energy project last week, The Columbus Dispatch reports.

Ohio won't change energy efficiency rules

Source: 
The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio lawmakers are not likely to implement changes to its energy-efficiency rules for utilities until next year at the earliest, despite arguments from power company FirstEnergy about the added cost for consumers, The Columbus Dispatch reports.

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